Engineering Work Package Manager

Thales Group

Engineering Work Package Manager

Salary Not Specified

Thales Group, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 0129447decb04d0a9a2da88bf42d634f

Full Job Description

The Engineering Work Package Management Roles coordinate internal teams performing a work package. They conduct all the work package activities to reach completion of the project regarding its technical, industrial and financial aspects while satisfying the needs of the Project Manager and reaching customers' needs. They are responsible for delivering their work package on time and at the defined cost and quality. They perform their role from authorisation to start until closure of the work package for all aspects (such as organisation, scheduling, effort, and budget)., 2) Author the Work Package Description with the WP team based on the project structure regarding the entity/Customer requirements
3) Identify deliverables, milestones and interdependencies with other WP's
4) Establish the schedule and the estimates based on a viable solution, and identify the necessary resources and their availability
5) Initialise the risk and opportunity register and the work package baseline using the relevant key project tools
6) Define the cost structure, resource profiles, supplier selection and the relevant metrics
7) Write relevant plans within the WP scope
8) Work Package Execution
9) Achieve the objectives of the Work Package and take the necessary management actions to correct any deviation from the baseline or objectives
10) Identifying and solving issues, managing the risks and opportunities and performing mitigation activities
11) Review document, specifications, schedule and estimate files using peers where necessary
12) Monitor & consolidate all deliverables

Key Stakeholder Relations:

1) Lead the team and/or suppliers involved to perform the work package and ensures the respect of all commitments
2) Participate and input to all relevant project reviews as specified in the PMP
3) Act, where required, as PM delegate to the Client.
4) Act, where required, as the Thales representative for sub-contracted work

Your Career at Thales

Future opportunities will allow you to discover other domains or sites. You will be able to evolve and grow your competencies in different areas:

Room and attention to personal development
Build your talents in another domain of Thales Group, discovering new products, new customers, new country or go to a more complex Solution
Choose between a technical expertise or a leadership path
Build an international career within a leading Engineering Group

1) You graduated with a Master of Engineering, Computer Science or any relevant field in University, and you have significant experience in project management
3) You appreciate to be a team-player and enjoy collaborative work (co-engineering)
4) You are recognised as a self-motivated leader, willing to engage and develop your team
5) You are analytical, dynamic and autonomous
6) You are an effective communicator


1) You know how to use your skills to plan, organise teams, and guarantee the follow-up of engineering projects by respecting deadlines, costs and quality with a clear vision of risks and opportunities
2) You have good knowledge of subcontract and work package management
3) You have proven experience in coordination of various technical activities
4) You know how to produce synthetic and quality reports
5) You have outstanding problem-solving skills and a passion to solve hard problems
6) You can demonstrate knowledge in financial, workload plan and risks management
7) You are familiar with bidding process

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that's why we offer you the flexibility to do what's important to you; whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions., At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.